Have you ever been enjoying a meal when all of the sudden there is something small and sharp in your mouth? A chipped tooth can happen even if you’re not biting down on something hard. If the tooth already has some decay, then a chip or break may be more likely to occur. Don’t panic. A dentist in Washington has a few simple restorative options that can take care of that tooth pretty quickly.
September 15, 2018
September 4, 2018
One cavity or a chipped tooth may require a filling or a dental crown to recreate your flawless smile, but what happens if almost every tooth needs help? For those patients who are struggling with extensive tooth decay, tooth loss, or other dental injuries, there may not be one, quick solution. Instead, a dentist may need to provide a cosmetic smile makeover or restorative full mouth reconstruction. Keep reading to learn more about when you may need full mouth reconstruction and what treatments may be included.
November 10, 2015
If your smile is so marred by imperfections and flaws that you are reluctant to speak or smile in front of family and friends—never mind coming to see the dentist—then Dr. James Mace and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants in Washington, MO, would like you to reconsider. We want to see your smile with all of its flaws, because then we can formulate a plan that will rebuild your teeth and your oral health, as well as renew your self-confidence. This plan is called full mouth reconstruction. Also called full-mouth rehabilitation or full-mouth restoration, this procedure is essentially a road map of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments that Dr. Mace performs to rebuild teeth in both your upper and lower arches.
February 14, 2015
Unless you’re a child eagerly awaiting the tooth fairy, having a missing tooth is not fun. Even one missing tooth—never mind more than one—can have unfortunate consequences, which include an incomplete smile, difficulty speaking and a compromised diet because you can’t eat healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Fortunately, however, there is a solution. Dental implants are a lifelike tooth replacement that will have you smiling confidently again. Dr. James G. Mace in Washington, MO, works in conjunction with a qualified implant surgeon to restore your smile with dental implants.
People have missing teeth for a variety of reasons, including:
- Extreme decay that necessitates extraction
- A failed root canal
- Advanced gum disease
- Traumatic injury
- Congenital defects
Whatever the reason, replacing missing teeth is critical. Left unattended, missing teeth can lead to other oral health concerns such as teeth that shift out of place, thus causing an improper bite, and jawbone deterioration.
Dental Implants to the Rescue
If Dr. Mace determines that a dental implant is appropriate for you, then he will send you to a specialist in implant surgery. There, you will have the post, or “root,” of your new tooth surgically implanted in the jawbone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. As you heal, your bone tissue will fuse with the titanium post and create a solid foundation. Once the implant is secure, Dr. Mace will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to the post. Your new restoration will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. In addition, dental implants can be used to firmly anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to know whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants to replace your missing teeth, then call the office of Dr. Mace in Washington, MO. We also conveniently serve patients from Marthasville, Krakow, Union, Dutzow, New Haven, Augusta and the surrounding towns.